The cretinous sycophants that surround Donald Trump have never been mistaken for Mensa members. They are a uniformly dimwitted Confederacy of Dunces, with an emphasis on “Confederate.” Their loyalty to an egomaniacal, pathological liar is the hallmark of the Trump era. And their cultish devotion to Dear Leader supersedes whatever passes for reason in their cartoon brains.
One thing that can be said for the flock of Trump-fluffers is that have a profound capacity for persistence in the face of humiliation. No matter how embarrassing his behavior – or their own – they stand up to the ridicule with a seemingly endless supply of shamelessness. Which is convenient considering how often and how massively they lean toward the asinine.
For example, on Thursday Dan Scavino, Trump’s former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications (a fancy title for a tweet wrangler), posted a video on Twitter intended to sing the praises of his beloved ex-boss (video below). It’s a pathetic paean to an imaginary superhero and the object of a bizarre infatuation. Unfortunately, the intended adoration got swept aside due the availability of an interpretation that was far more accurate than the one Scavino had in mind.
The video began with the words “There’s a certain kind of person who doesn’t take no for an answer.” And that’s right where most people would stop. That’s because there’s a perverse truth in those words that surely wasn’t what Scavino meant, but was impossible to dismiss once having heard it.
Indeed Trump does not take no for answer. Just ask any of the women who have accused him of sexual harassment and assault. Trump himself admitted that he doesn’t quit his unwanted advances in the infamous Access Hollywood recording where he proudly boasted about grabbing woman by their private parts.
But that’s not all. Trump also refused to take no for an answer when he clearly lost the presidential election. He insisted that victory was “stolen” from him. His Big Lie eventually resulted in the deadly Capitol riots on January 6th.
Trump also refused to take no for an answer when told that Mexico wouldn’t pay for his border wall, or when he insisted on keeping his tax returns secret, or when he wanted to lock up Hillary Clinton, or when he tried to repeal Obamacare, or when he sought to avoid being impeached – twice.
Trump’s tendency to refuse negative answers is not the character asset Scavino thinks it is. To the contrary, it is a flaw that marks Trump as an intractable narcissist whose psychoses make him an imminent danger if in any position of power. America, and the world, is better off for his having been ousted from the White House. And like or it not, Trump is going to be hearing the word “no” with much greater frequency going forward as his political and legal fortunes spiral ever downward.
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FYI: Scavino deleted his tweet. Ya think he got shamed into it? I found this on YouTube.
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